Category Archives: Travel

final mesh, horsie sesh, building crèche

And, six weeks later, she opens her laptop again. (Not really, but it assuages my guilt for not posting in ages.) Today will bring you updates from on and off the playing field: tastes of my Peace Corps Volunteer life … Continue reading

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the arrival of the other white Zulu (holiday, pt. 2)

Imagine your favourite seasonal food. Go ahead: choose any season, any food – but it mustn’t be available year round. You wait for this special item for months, craving it and impatiently passing the time until its arrival. And when … Continue reading

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laughing fits & restaurant food (holiday, pt. 1)

Well, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written, hasn’t it? The next two posts will be less than literarily demanding in that they’re simple summaries of the past two months. Today’s dispatch covers my escapades from mid-December through just … Continue reading

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the (not so) lean, mean, sustainability machine

I’m back, I’m big, I’m bad, and I’m green.  On Monday I returned from the most informative and interactive Peace Corps workshop I’ve been to: permagardening.  This specific type of gardening is a subset of the colossal and respectable ideology … Continue reading

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my weak to sleek week

Yesterday I did something amazing…I walked through crunchy, dead leaves. You know the kind – copper brown, piled up, and just asking for a whooping. I’d say it’s officially autumn now! About time too, I’ve been waiting 16 months for … Continue reading

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